• The Little Valve that Could (PCV Valve Replacement)
    It's easy to get letters like PVC and PCV mixed up.  PVC is a plastic that's used in a lot of things, especially plumbing pipes.  And PCV is a valve that helps your engine burn off excess fu...
    Published on: Jan 28, 2024
  • Giving CV Joints the Boot! (CV Joint and Boot Replacement)
    Ever wonder how your vehicle’s transmission is connected to your wheels? After all, when you hit a pothole or some other uneven part of a road’s surface, there has to be something that can...
    Published on: Jan 21, 2024
  • Heat and your Tires (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
    With hotter weather and brutal heat waves becoming more common, the pressure in your vehicle's tires goes up.  After all, heat causes air to expand, and the air in your tires follows the laws of ...
    Published on: Jan 14, 2024
  • Plugging Away (Spark Plug Replacement)
    If you drive a vehicle with a gasoline engine, thank the spark plugs for igniting the gasoline/air mixture in each cylinder that keeps your vehicle traveling smoothly down the road every day.  Yo...
    Published on: Jan 07, 2024
  • Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running
    At Wentworth Automotive we've had a lot of SAN DIEGO customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for severa...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2024
  • Thoughtful Gifts for the Winter Driver
    You may be one of those romantics who don't like giving (or getting) practical gifts for special occasions.  Just wait until one of those gifts helps you out of a big predicament in cold weather,...
    Published on: Dec 31, 2023
  • The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)
    You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on.  Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it.  Well, the problem may h...
    Published on: Dec 24, 2023
  • Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)
    You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things.  Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights.  After they've been exposed to ultravi...
    Published on: Dec 17, 2023
  • Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)
    You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how imp...
    Published on: Dec 10, 2023
  • Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)
    We've all seen drivers who do things that—let's be frank—really irritate us.  They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place.  They ...
    Published on: Dec 03, 2023
  • H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)
    In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road.  It can be a daunting...
    Published on: Nov 26, 2023
  • Rotation Explanation (Tire Rotation Patterns)
    You may notice that when you get your vehicle's oil changed, your service adviser may recommend that you have your tires rotated at the same time.  The reasons are simple.  That will allow y...
    Published on: Nov 19, 2023
  • When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)
    There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others.  One is the air bag light.  If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their...
    Published on: Nov 12, 2023
  • The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)
    They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it.  And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one c...
    Published on: Nov 05, 2023
  • Alleviate the Creaks and Squeaks (Chassis Lubrication)
    If your vehicle creaks and squeaks when you drive down the road, it may mean that some of the metal parts are rubbing against each other and need to be lubricated.  Those could be parts of the su...
    Published on: Oct 29, 2023
  • Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)
    You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and ...
    Published on: Oct 22, 2023
  • Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)
    The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid.  But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened.  Usually, ...
    Published on: Oct 15, 2023
  • Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in SAN DIEGO
    There’s not much SAN DIEGO drivers can do about the price of gas in CA, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The firs...
    Published on: Oct 08, 2023
  • The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)
    You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home.  You put your key in the ignition and… oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic.  The...
    Published on: Oct 01, 2023
  • Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Wentworth Automotive
    The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles ar...
    Published on: Sep 24, 2023
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